Archive for the 'Local history' Category

Alstonville history book to be launched on March 16

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Milestones and Memories, an historical account of the Alstonville district, will be launched next month. The book has been compiled by the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society and will be launched by Ballina Shire Mayor Phillip Silver on Friday, March 16, in the RSL hall, Bugden Avenue, Alstonville.  The Historical Society says the book is a […]

The Richmond River, before the walls

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Have you ever wondered what the Richmond River was like before white settlement? Before the North and South Walls were constructed, and bridges built? This illustration, while not being able to show the no doubt pristine beauty of the river, gives you a bit of an idea what Captain Henry Rous found when he sailed […]

Deptford? Woolwich? No, Ballina is just fine!

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

How does the name ‘Deptford’ sound to you? Or ‘Woolwich’? Would you like to live there? Had it not been for the early settlers to this region, Ballina may still be known by the name Deptford. According to Glen Hall’s book, Port of Richmond River, Captain Henry Rous was probably the first white man to […]

Ballina Shire conducts heritage study

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Ballina Shire Council is undertaking a shire-wide community-based heritage study. The council says the study, to be held this year and next, aims to identify and document buildings, places and moveable heritage items (relics and objects or records) in the shire considered to be significant to our community. “A heritage study investigates the historical context of a […]

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